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San Antonio Local & National News – February 12, 2019

Written by on February 12, 2019

In Local News –

Four Democrats and a single Republican are on the ballot today in a special election for the seat formerly held by state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio.

Rodriguez was appointed a Bexar County commissioner last month. His departure from the Texas Legislature began the fourth Capitol special election since the November midterms.

The race is likely to go to a runoff and because it features a GOP candidate, Fred Rangel, who has won the support of some of the state’s top Republicans.

Early voting ended Friday and turnout was expectedly dismal. According to the Bexar County Elections Department, 3,354 people voted early in person.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in HD-125.

Soo Get Out and Vote!



In National News –

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced he will pull back all members of the National Guard deployed to the border with Mexico, saying the state would not be part of the Trump administration’s “manufactured crisis.”

Newsom’s decision comes a week after New Mexico Gov. Michelle Grisham ordered most of her state’s National Guard troops back from the border, citing President Donald Trump’s “border fear-mongering” as the only reason for their deployment.

According to Newsom’s prepared remarks NBC News reported that; tonight he will say in his State of the State address tonight, that; “The border ’emergency’ is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theater.

“Which is why I have given the National Guard a new mission,” and he continued. “They will refocus on the real threats facing our state.”



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